Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Thursday, May 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

First rose

This red rose bud (probably ‘Don Juan”) is my first rose of the season. This particular rosebush is grown from a cutting I took at our last house five years ago, and THAT rosebush was from a cutting that a friend rooted for me when I still lived in California. It’s intensely fragrant. Happy rose season to all my friends in the Northern Hemisphere!

Red 'Don Juan' rose on own roots blooms in Seattle in May

Red ‘Don Juan’ rose on own roots blooms in Seattle in May

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Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaf abstract

These hydrangea leaves make such beautiful patterns in the sunlight.

Hydrangea leaves with saw toothed edges and strong vein patterns in the sunshine

Hydrangea leaves with saw toothed edges and strong vein patterns in the sunshine

Linking to NF Abstract Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Garden Party Thursday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo is visible, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog to see the rest, or at least a few of the most recent ones. Thanks!

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Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backyard playhouse with flowers

Here’s another shot of my nextdoor neighbor’s playhouse, with the rhododendrons in bloom. The little girl who lives there is almost two, and is soon to have a baby brother. What a storybook come to life!

Backyard playhouse complete with kid-sized adirondack chair and rhodies blooming

Backyard playhouse complete with kid-sized Adirondack chair and rhodies blooming

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Published Monday, May 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Patio plants

The sunshine got here. The patio plants are so happy. Those purple puffs in back are chive flowers.

Spring sunshine on some potted plants on the patio

Spring sunshine on some potted plants on the patio

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Published Sunday, May 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Variegated weigela

This pretty variegated weigela shrub is blooming now in my backyard.

Variegated weigela with pink flowers blooms in May in Seattle

Variegated weigela with pink flowers blooms in May in Seattle

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Published Saturday, May 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Field of red poppies

My sister was in the south of France recently and took this photo of the blood-red poppies.

Red, red poppies in a field in the south of France

Red, red poppies in a field in the south of France

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Published Thursday, May 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pretty sky

Sometimes there’s a break in the clouds.

Sometimes the sun does break through the gray clouds.

Sometimes the sun does break through the gray clouds.

Participating in Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsSkywatch Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Try clicking on a tag in the tag cloud in the sidebar at right for some interesting images on a theme.

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Published Thursday, May 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dutch iris buds

The Pike Place Market is where flower junkies go for their fix. This bucket of blue Dutch iris buds is ready to go home with YOU.

True blue Dutch irises get ready to bloom at Seattle's Pike Place Market

True blue Dutch irises get ready to bloom at Seattle’s Pike Place Market

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Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia macro

Just a few short weeks ago, the Japanese magnolia in my backyard was in bloom. This photo is one of my very top faves and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Pink and white Japanese magnolia blossom, up close

Pink and white Japanese magnolia blossom, up close

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Published Monday, May 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Knitted bike rack

We have some artistic knitters in Burien, Washington. This yarn-covered bike rack (and more, not shown) is what some creative person or persons did to decorate the bike rack at the Burien Community Center recently. Stuff like this really floats my boat.

Colorful yarn-bombing of a bike rack in Burien, WA

Colorful yarn-bombing of a bike rack in Burien, WA

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Published Saturday, May 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drenched red rhodie

Seattle has had rain, and lots of it. We’re normally pretty damp, but this is WET.

Rain-drenched red rhododendron flower

Rain-drenched red rhododendron flower

Linking up to Water World Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here, and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, May 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree peony bouquet

A local spot that has live music for dancing most nights, CC’s in Burien, had an incredible bouquet of pink tree peonies on the bar. Each blossom was as big as my head!

Large pink tree peony in a bouquet graces CC's Lounge in Burien, Washington

Large pink tree peony in a bouquet graces CC’s Lounge in Burien, Washington

Participating at Pink SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, and Saturday Show Off. You might try a new tag or category while you are here, or search in the upper right sidebar for a favorite flower to see what comes up.

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